Budget Cuts, White House Apathy Stifling Open Data Efforts

Tight budgets and staff cuts are hindering the accuracy and accessibility of federal open data initiatives, experts said.

Half A Million People Don’t Know Criminals Stole Their Identities to Get Jobs

Auditors found a programming error prevented the IRS from sending out notices.

Industry Weighs in on How the Government Can Fight Botnets

Feds need to secure the internet of things and work more closely with private companies, they said.

Design a Long-Haul Drone And Win Up to $320,000

A National Institute of Standards and Technology contest wants the drone that can haul the most for the longest flight time.

The Free Market Won’t Fix Botnets, Government Report Says

The government should create incentives for good security in the internet of things.

Now It's Industry's Turn to Come Up with Botnet Fighting Ideas

A Commerce Department center is seeking partners to make internet-connected devices more secure.

Census Can Move Forward After $283 Million Contract Dispute

AT&T, the company that filed the protest, reached a deal to work as a subcontractor on Census operations.

The Government Wants A Handheld Synthetic Drug Detector

NIST and DARPA are looking for pre-market products that can identify synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Senator Calls On Agencies to Streamline Programs for Entrepreneurs

The Government Accountability Office reported in 2012 that each of the 52 entrepreneur support programs at Commerce, SBA and other agencies overlapped with at least one other program.

How a Commerce Department Standards Agency Grew Into a Cybersecurity Powerhouse

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a hand in nearly every aspect of government cybersecurity.

GAO Says Cybersecurity is Top Concern for 2020 Census

The Census Bureau has only tested four of 43 systems needed for the 2020 Census.

Census Needs $4.5B More for 2020 Count, Commerce Secretary Says

The funds are crucial to getting the IT back on track, Wilbur Ross told lawmakers.

Be 'Less of a Nerd,' Agency CIO Tells Fellow CIOs

Chief information officers need to be tech savvy, but they also need to be educators.

This Agency Can Help Fast Track Your Tech Acquisitions

National Technical Information Service pairs federal agencies with vetted companies that meet their technology needs—and fast.

Commerce Seeks Input on Fighting Botnets

The request follows an executive order focused partly on fighting the armies of zombie computers.

Watchdog: Updated Census Could Face Problems In 2020

Census hasn't updated its cost estimates since October 2015.

Watchdog: U.S. Manufacturing Needs Boost from Commerce

The department isn’t contributing enough to manufacturing, a Government Accountability Office audit says.

AT&T Scores $6.5B Contract to Build Nation's First Public Safety Broadband Network

The company will spend about $40 billion on building, deploying and operating the network.